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These are versatile, water-soluble oil pastels that offer students flexible features. The traditional creamy pastels come in bright, vivid colors.
Use simple techniques like dry blending into true secondary colors, and wet blending into watercolor techniques.
Each pastel measures 3¼" long × ½" diameter (83 mm × 13 mm).
Classpack of 300
The Classpack has 300 sticks in 12 brilliant colors. It's an economical way to use Portfolio Series for the whole classroom.
Package of 12 — Includes one each of 12 colors.
Package of 24 — Includes one each of 24 colors.
Classpack of 300 — Includes 25 each of 12 colors.
® Portfolio Series is a registered trademark.® Classpack is a registered trademark.
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such a smooth quality
from San Bruno, CA
Comments about Portfolio Series Watersoluble Oil Pastels:
these pastels are so smooth. I really like the colors and how free-feeling they are in my hands.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would buy this product over and over again.
By Art Shea
from Clarkrange, TN
We have used this product to let kids simulate oil painting. It works wonderful.
from Dallas, TX
I was initially very excited about finding pointed oil pastels but the quality is lower than Crayola which is what I previously used. The creaminess is nice but they crumble easily and some of the colors aren't as rich as I had hoped. I had to bring out my old boxes of crayola and some pentels to get more colors. My students are using them on black paper and the yellow looks horrible against the black. They feel oiler than most oil pastels.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry that these pastels didn't meet your expectations, and we'd like to help. Please look for an email from one of our Customer Care Agents who will be following up to assist you.
Why use anything else?
By Lady of the Lake
from Burington, Vt
These watersoluable pastels are a watercolor and pastel in one. The colors are vibrant, the pastels go on very smooth and they don't loose color quality when blended with water. Perfect for the I-am-not-creative crowd as they are so easy to use and offer effects that look like you know what you are doing.
water soluable oil pastels
from Durham, NC
I like the creaminess of color but am disappointed in adding water as not a soluable as desired.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Creamy, Delicous and Versatile!
I love how versatile these oil pastels are. Use them as oil pastels or watercolor crayons! Two for the price of one!
Great quality and a crowd pleaser
By Nicky the Artist
from Palmdale, CA
Portfolio Series oil pastels are the creamiest and most vibrant oil pastels out there. I'm an artist and an art therapist and I love to use the pastels for my personal projects and for group art directives. The clients love these pastels as much as I do!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Super buy for the price
I have used oil pastels for years and own just bout every oil pastel there is. I found this brand one of the best. Others don't match it, especially price-wise.
Portfolio Series Watersoluble Oil Pastels
Used in mono prints to add details.
Love these pastels!
By WNY Art Teacher
from Buffalo, NY
I ordered these for my students (K-5), and they are fabulous. A great value, easy clean-up (just keep an eye on the floor...don't step on them because if you don't realize they're there, you'll have a great big mess on your hands!) For the most part, these blend pretty well for my little kiddos. However, I will say that I wish the violet was not only more vibrant, but also more easily spreadable and blendable.
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